3rd Slow Wine Fair: more than 950 exhibitors

3rd Slow Wine Fair
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The 3rd Slow Wine Fair, organized by BolognaFiere and Sana, under the artistic direction of Slow Food, will return to Bologna Feb. 25-27. In this location wine enthusiasts, buyers and professionals will have the opportunity to discover wines that are the result of sustainable agriculture, whose watchwords are biodiversity, protection of the agricultural landscape, thoughtful use of its resources, cultural and social growth of farming communities, as well as increasing consumer awareness.
The event will bring together the more than 950 exhibitors selected by Slow Food’s tasting committee. There are more than 200 wineries from 25 countries-as many as 39 from France, followed by Spain, Austria and Germany-for a total offering of more than 5,000 wines for tasting, and debuting this year are Australia, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and Sweden.
Data that make 3rd Slow Wine Fair a benchmark for the international wine scene. And above all, they enrich the debate among producers of the Slow Wine Coalition, the worldwide network composed of all the players in the wine supply chain who every day carry out the principles of the Manifesto of Good, Clean and Fair Wine, preserving the environment and its resources and keeping their communities alive.

From Argentina, wines at high altitude

Many projects featured at the 3rd Slow Wine Fair. Among them is the one presented by Gastón Cruz of Bodega Don Milagro, which grows native varieties in Purmamarca, nestled in the Quebrada de Humahuaca valley. Together with his wife and winemaker Carolina Ruiz, Gastón continues to enhance the vineyards planted by his grandfather 80 years ago, producing Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Torrontés, emblematic white grapes of this area that were used for early winemaking in terracotta amphorae. Learn more about its history here.

3rd Slow Wine Fair: the ancient vineyards in Turkey.

Turkey is among the top 5 countries in terms of vineyard area-better done only by the United States and Argentina-and second only to Spain, France, China and Italy. However, it produces relatively little wine, as most of the grapes are used for table grapes, juice and raisins. A fact that reduces the area’s wine biodiversity to a few and small wineries. Examples are 7 Bilgeler from Selçuk, Heraki Wines from Denizli and Yaban Kolektif from Bayramiç, who at the 3rd Slow Wine Fair https://slowinefair.slowfood.it/ are presenting the Heritage Vines of Turkey project, led by Sabiha Apaydn and carried out in collaboration with Slow Wine and the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation in 2023.

A study that aims to document and map the vineyards of the Mut and Silifke districts, located in the foothills of the Central Taurus Mountains, and thus draw attention to the importance of the country’s deeply rooted wine-growing areas, which are now at risk of extinction. Read the project story here.